Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.


The places that make us

Sylvia has always felt a deep attachment to Great Gable. It's been a constant in her life, so much so that it feels like it's her mountain. Her grandchildren even refer to it as ‘granny’s mountain’. Alongside her brother Robert, Sylvia undertook a remarkable walk back up the mountain she loves.

Autumn in the Lake District

Discovering the house at Sizergh

Exhibitions in the Lake District - Autumn 2018  

We've plenty of exhibitions to keep curious minds busy this autumn. Discover the secrets of Cecilia Strickland at Sizergh, uncover a lesser-known side to Beatrix Potter at Hill Top, and unearth the extraordinary role played by nature in the First World War at Wordsworth House.

What's new in the Lakes?

Singing above Wasdale on Great Gable for the Great Gift song cycle

Commemorating WW1 in the Lake District 

We were gifted England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike and 13 other Lake District summits as war memorials to look after on behalf of the nation.

Women of the Lake District 

Meet the women of the Lake District - we're sharing their stories and experiences with exhibitions at our places in the Lakes.

Herdwick sheep in Langdale in Cumbria

Farming in the Lake District  

We're proud to care for over 20% of the Lake District National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. That includes 90 farms and as much as 70% of the world’s Herdwick sheep.

A view over two lakes

The 13 valleys of the Lake District - a new World Heritage Site 

The Lakes is home to 13 valleys. Read about the history of each of them, and how they make up the World Heritage Site.

Where will you explore today?

early morning view of Tarn Hows looking north west

Our principles for looking after the Lakes 

The Trust's seven principles for looking after the Lakes